Monday, August 1, 2011

Bye-Bye Baby Weight - Week 5

PhotobucketHappy Monday...always the toughest day of the week but I'm back for Week 5 of Bye-Bye Baby Weight with Tami over at "Little Moments Like This."  If you're also in the process of trying to take off a few pounds and live a little healthier you too should link up with everyone else....misery loves company, right?!

This Week's Loss/Gain: +0.6
Total Weight Loss: 25.4
Weight to Go: 24.6

Food:  This was not my best week for food.  I did well only eating dessert twice but I ate more sausage and bacon (seriously) this week than I really should have.  I also enjoyed a few too many Starbucks iced coffees this week so I'm going to make a conscious effort to limit my trips there too.

Fitness:  I completed Week 3 of Couch to 5k this week and while the first two days were tough the last felt great!  I also spent about 45 minutes on Sunday pushing around a lawn mower in my backyard (yes, I was cutting the grass - not just pushing the mower around) and I could really tell a difference in my stamina.  I did it with ease and was pouring sweat (which never happens until I start getting in shape - sorry for the gross detail!) and felt great!

Week 4:

Monday - Day 1 of Week 3 of Couch to 5k
Tuesday - nothing
Wednesday - Day 2 of Week 3 of Couch to 5k
Thursday - nothing
Friday - nothing
Saturday - nothing
Sunday - Day 3 of Week 3 of Couch to 5k - Week 3 completed

Last Week's Goals:
- Work out 3 times this week
- Complete 25 sit-ups three days this week
- Eat breakfast every morning
- Only have dessert twice this week
- Drink more water and no soda

This Week's Goals:
- Work out 3 times this week - I've done so well with this the past few weeks and I know its been the one thing to really help me shed some of the pounds and tone my body.
- Complete 25 sit-ups three days this week - I was only able to do this once last week which is a complete failure so I'm hoping to make sure I do this this week!
- Eat breakfast every morning - This was actually either than I thought last week and it certainly helps me snack less in the morning at work.
- Only have dessert once this week - I can't seem to break the 170 lb. mark for good and its really driving me crazy so I'm taking away another dessert and no I don't think this is going to be the difference but it certainly can't hurt!
- Drink more water and no soda.

Overall, despite the sligt uptick in my weight, I noticed some considerable changes in my body this week.  I had several pair of shorts and capris that I had bought at the Ann Talyor Loft sale I blogged about here in late April that were borderline too small when I purchased them.  I am so excited to report that they are going into my maternity tote after wearing them this weekend and realizing they were baggy on husband even gave me a hard time about how big they looked.  I was able to take them off without unbuttoning...which hopefully means I can start getting back into some of the smaller items in my closet soon!

Thanks to everyone for all of the sweet comments and support over the last 4 weeks - blogging about this weekly and joining Tami's link-up has really helped hold me accountable and work towards getting these unwanted and unhealthy extra pounds off!!



The Pettijohn's said...

Good luck with the baby weight. I am going to be working on this very soon myself also. I wanted to let you know that you are the winner of the recipe cards. If you could email me you address at I will have them in the mail by the end of the week. Thanks for taking part in my giveaway.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Woo hoo on baggy clothes! Often I find that's the best measure of success, especially on weeks when the scale isn't as kind to you as you would like! Keep it up, you're doing great!

Natalie said...

YAY for baggy clothes! I think it's funny that your hubby was giving you a hard time about that LOL. You are doing so good! :)

Megan said...

Glad to hear you're making and seeing progress...that's so encouraging! I know you've been working hard and really focusing on your goals, so you should be proud of yourself.

I feel ya on the Sbux iced coffee that I've acheived gold status and get free refills, I've been drinking 2 venti sized iced coffees a day. YIKES!

Amy said...

I think how clothes fit are always the best way to tell if you are really losing weight/shaping up. Congrats on that! I have some prepregnancy pants that are too tight, and my goal for now is to fit normally back in them. Keeping up with those exercise goals really pays off!


Anonymous said...

Baggy clothes are always a great indication of what you are doing right. I plan on joining yall next week and hope it will get me going:)